Court issues production warrant against Syndicate Bank CMD S K Jain

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 21 2014, 00:39am hrs
A special court today issued production warrants against Syndicate Bank CMD S K Jain and one other co-accused in a bribery case after CBI said they were required to be confronted with alleged middleman Purushottam Totlani who surrendered after evading arrest.

Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma sought the presence of Jain and co-accused Vineet Godha, who are lodged in jail under judicial custody, before her on September 22.

During the hearing, Totlani was produced before the court after expiry of his remand and the court extended his CBI custody by three days till September 23.

The court extended Totlani's custody after CBI said his custodial interrogation was required as the alleged bribe amount in the case was sent to Godha through Totlani.

CBI told the court that during his police custody and after recording statement of one witness, it has transpired that Totlani was in contact with Godha and also knew accused Jain.

It also claimed Totlani was not co-operating in the probe.

CBI said it needs to be found out whether any other person was also involved in the case. It alleged Totlani was involved in the conspiracy and his interrogation was required to ascertain the truth.

Totlani had surrendered in the court on September 17 and was sent to police custody.

Totlani had earlier filed an anticipatory bail plea in the court which was dismissed on the ground that his custodial interrogation was required to unearth the entire conspiracy and to know about the trail of the alleged bribe.